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from texas to florida. >> 90s from florida and boston and the plains. 80s from detroit and billings, warming up to the 70s in seattle. >>> coming up next, the airlines are asking you to dig a little deeper. >>> plus, some actual good news about the nation's housing market. business news is next. >>> also, those olympic uniforms that we told you so much about. a new deal clearing the way for them to be made in america. how does it feel to try smooth, delicious hershey's chocolate with 30% less fat? new hershey's simple pleasures chocolate. 30% less fat, 100% delicious. the moisturizer in other body washes sits on top of skin. only dove has nutriummoisture, which can nourish deep down. dove body wash with nutriummoisture. superior natural nourishment for your skin. did you know when heartburn, it's too late to take prilosec because... but it's but zantac® works differently. it relieves heartburn in as little as 30 minutes. in fact, so, when heartburn strikes, try zantac® this has been medifacts for zantac® time out. sweet. [ female announcer ] with charmin ultra soft, you can get t
, thunderstorms across much of texas, the south and florida. scattered showers from the carolinas, up to the nation's capital. also, a chance of showers around st. louis, des moines and omaha. >> mostly 80s from the western plains to the northeast. 90s in the rockies and from dallas to atlanta. 112 in phoenix. >>> coming up next after the break, the mad scramble after a popular pain reliever is pulled off the shelves. what a bottle of excedrin is getting on the black market. >>> and starbucks. the chain today. >>> and there's no place like home. the all-star slugger who crushed it at the home run derby. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, gas prices are heading up again. they've increased 6 cents just in the past week. now, the national average is about $3.61 a gallon. that is still 23 cents a gallon less than a year ago. >>> and big news from europe overnight. spain's banks are getting a bailout. in the wee hours finance ministers agreed to a package of at least $37 million by the end of the month with more to come. europe's debt crisis has been a drag on other countries, as such as t
, florida and texas for running red lights over this holiday? this is according to the national coalition for safer roads. the way we've been handling four way stops you can see why we're concerned. in our state 38% more violations occur this 4th of july week. so for everything you need to know, go to abc2news.com. we have a 4th of july guide. it has everything from cooking tips to lessing firework displace. >>> well, tons of debris and lots of cleanup still ahead of us. >> yesterday we heard noon. today there's a different goal for the bge customers at stevenson and bellona. we'll bring you a live update on when these folks might get their power back. >> how bge reinforcements are hitting the ground running. >> this is a great night to download our weather app. zoo forget our weather app where you can put the radar in motion i'm using it now to track a severe storm moving out of pennsylvania to the hagerstown area. how that might impact central maryland coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] one day it will hit you. by replacing one sugared beverage a day with a bottle of nestle pur
temperature records were broken or tied. >> the chances of texas seeing another drought, colorado seeing another epic year of wild fires, all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: in wisconsin, residents have been banned from watering their lawns and in california, firefighters are on edge. >> we don't have any rain that's going to wet everything down. we get lightning strikes on top of the hills, desert floor and fire starts all over the place. >> reporter: some areas of the south and southwest are getting relief. >> this time of the year, in that part of the country, when it rains it pours and almost always leads to flash flooding. >> reporter: this rain is what neighboring states to the north are still waiting for. >> i assume some day it will rain. we are running out of time. >> reporter: another heat wave is coming through the midwest next week. luckily it won't be as intense as the one we saw earlier this month. >>> a hot topic that caught our attention today, certainly caught yours on line about 20 moms held a nurse in outside of a water park near denver after emplo
in an instant. lightning killing two men in texas. downpours turn into roads and rivers. scorching heat returning today. >>> held hostage, an american church pastor taken by kidnappers in egypt. desperately in need of his medication. >>> three-day delay. irate passengers revolting after their china to new york flight is canceled again and again and again. >>> sound of silence. a pair made in rock 'n' roll heaven. paul mccartney, bruce springsteen, a perfect concert until someone pulled the plug. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. >> i'm sunny hoss tin. >> dangerous heat back for millions of americans. >> it's only part of severe weather. killing two men in texas who ran for cover during a soccer match. >> the swift thunderstorm surprised the players. they took refuge under a tree which was a fatal mistake. >> i souheard what sounded like bomb go off. i saw lightning hit the tree and burst to the ground. >> reporter: it struck three people. one man died instantly, another man died at the hospital and one died instantly. racing water stunned drivers in washington state and made
, police had to help 10 people to found the people stuck. >>> two people died in texas when lightning struck a tree surrounded by spectators at a texas came. streets have been flooded leaving homeowners with a soggy mess. >>> storms were scattered. you say behind the storms, could be a change in the weather. >> yes. we are going to be dealing with a few showers and thunderstorms as we go throughout the day. that will continue as we go throughout the week, it's going to be hot and humid. we will have lots of energy to work with. the satellite and radar, not a lot going on across the nation. like you said, dealing with scattered showers, popping up as we go through time. we will see more of that possible in to this afternoon. look at the satellite and radar, my eye is on this cell, thunderstorm diving down to pennsylvania, that could make its way in to the area through the morning and also the afternoon. we will see if that fizzles out. one isolated storm we will be talking about. we will have a chance for more in to the afternoon. the heat and the humidity the main concern as we go th
>>> good morning, america. extreme weather and a flash flood emergency from texas to north carolina, this morning. two dozen high-water rescues in the raging waters of san antonio. this woman jumped from her car into the deep water on the interstate. and much more rain on the way. >>> also breaking overnight, 28 climbers caught in the path of a deadly avalanche in the alps. at least nine injured, five dead, and the rest missing. a frantic search and rescue right now on the growing disaster in the mountains. >>> knockout. kristin chenoweth, knocked out by a scaffold and a seizure on her hit show. she was rushed to the hospital. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> and watch out. >> it's a shark. >> a family vacation turns wild when a little fishing off the deck reels in the shock of a lifetime. yep. that's a big, old shark. in the most unexpected place. we'll talk live to all about their jaw-dropping tale. >> my favorite shot. >> everyone here today. i think it's demeanor the wardrobe. you're all bright. and gray suits over there. >> you look great, george. >> let's keep it. >
custody of a monkey. this is for real. in bianna golodryga's home state of texas. the primate in question made a court appearance. john muller is on the case. >> reporter: strange noises and an air on monkey business fill a texas courtroom. a custody battle with a texas-sized twist. the kind of courtroom surprise reserved for a hollywood farce. the battle for custody is over a monkey. a 6-year-old monkey named kiko. donning a polka dot dress, the monkey in the middle of a custody battle between debbie burg and a mississippi woman who didn't appear in court but claims the funky monkey was originally hers before she was repossessed. with a monkey on her back, debbie can't imagine losing kiko. >> devastating. it would be hard on kiko, too. imagine taking a 6-year-old child and putting it into a home it doesn't know. >> reporter: berg said she bought kiko as a companion for her other monkey, daisy, a year before the mississippi woman's monkey was even born. with both in court, it was a cage full of monkeys. the texas judge and lawyer taking the monkeying around in stride. >> i wouldn't want t
and texas and florida. >> reporter: you are keeping a close eye on the radar looking at approaching storms. what could storms do to power restoration efforts. >> depends on what it is. if a storm comes through that's similar to the other night where we lost 12,000 customers, it is going to have an effect. and cumulus effect. if you lose several thousand customers at a time, and depending where it is, you could see the restoration process elongate. we will worry about that part. we are making sure we are doing the goal at hard and trying to restore all power by the end of the weekend. >> reporter: we are going on day 6 of people are without power. the frustration levels i am sure are rising. starting today willy gave better eye did he what the -- will you be able to get a-- give a better eye did he when the power will be on. >> when we have eyes on the problem and a crew working a job and they believe they can fix it and restore it by a certain period of time we will on a limited basis with high confidence in the job provide the information but only where we know the job is going to get don
'malley and the louisiana governor on a war of words over texas. >> we're not going to raise texas, unlike other states that have raised their taxes, like maryland and illinois. we have not raised taxes since i've been governor. >> he touted his state's record on taxes while talking about a new business outsourcing center. >>> a closer look at taxes in maryland shows that we're actually paying about 11% of our income toward taxes. according to the tax foundation, maryland ranks number 4 in the country, behind new jersey, new york and connecticut. >>> our state leaders have approved five areas in the state to provide businesses with income tax and property tax credits to help create and keep jobs. the zones include parts of baltimore city and four other counties in the state. these areas will receive more than $35 million in property tax credits next year. >>> a device designed to help here could make a difference for others. >> now i have a child who reads and speaks. >> hearing problems are helping doctors when it comes to diagnosing dyslexia. >>> and good news for housing members. >>> but first, let'
to african-american voters yesterday in houston texas. he spoke to the naacp national convention and mr. romney asked for support explained why he thinks he is the better candidate. the crowd was receptive to the massachusetts governor's message until he addressed repealing the president's health care reform law. to that the crowd responded less than favorably -- >> i'm going to eliminate every nonessential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare and i'm going tutwork reform and save -- to work to reform and safe -- [ booing ] >> mitt romney knows he does have a problem with african- american voters. polls show they prefer president barack obama overwhelmingly. he's committed to competing in the african-american community. >>> jesse jackson jr. is being treated for a mood disorder. an unidentified doctor was quoted in the statement saying that yak season is expected -- jackson is expected to make full recovery. he has been away from congress since late may. he was taking a leave of absence due to a medical condition which had been a mystery until now. last week his communi
of a gruesome crash in texas has tied. 15 people have passed away and 8 are still in this hospital after sunday's crash. all 23 people packed into the truck are believed to be illegal immigrants who had just crossed into texas. >>> and the los angeles city is cracking down on medical marijuana shops. some neighbors who lived near pot shops have complained. if the mayor approves this crackdown, patients and caregivers will still be allowed to grow their own. >>> and return to the olympics, the opening ceremony is set for friday but the games start today believe it or not. six women's soccer games on the docket. >> the usa takes the field against france in london. good luck to the ladies of the u.s. of a. >> here we go, olympics time. in the meantime we have highlights from last night's baseball action. it was a little rough out there. all of the highlights from espn. >> good morning, welcome to the "sportscenter" update. i'm zubin mehenti let's go to the pacific north west. top third, derek jeter, grounding into the double play. king has a 1.49 e.r.a. in the last five starts. top of the sixth. f
without electricity for millions. >>> stranded. the cross-country flight forced to touch down in texas. passengers stuck in an airport for nearly a day. >>> and stowaways. imagine finding these guys in your car. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we begin with holiday security on this morning before we mark the nation's birthday. >> intelligence officials tell us that no specific threat has been identified ahead of the july 4th holiday. but they say there's continuing concern about plots involving al qaeda's affiliate in yemen. that means anyone attending a big independence day celebration is likely to see stepped-up security, particularly in new york, philadelphia and washington. >>> also this morning, iran's powerful revolutionary guard is conducting major military exercises. it launched several missiles this morning, including long-range ones, capable of hitting u.s. ships in the persian gulf. these war games coincide with the start of an oil embargo by the european union. the u.s. is quietly increasing its forces in the region. >>> july f
of angry passengers at an airport in dallas, texas. they had to make an emergency landing after a cease disruption on their flight. ñ' >>> five things you need to know on this tuesday morning. leaders from maryland food bank and at&t will open a new network enhancing connectivity, allowing the staff to be in contact with one another throughout the workday. >>> stephanie rawlings blake is joining notre dame helping kick off the national cancer prevention study, the american cancer society is looking for volunteers to help researchers understand the genetic environmental and lifestyle factors that cause and prevent cancer. president obama and his wife are on the campaign trail. first lady in florida for events in orlando and miami. the president is rallying supporters in cedar rapids, iowa. republican in nominee, mitt romney, a town hall meeting this afternoon. new report reveals areas in the u.s. where houses are being sold where homeowners owe less than a hundred dollars in overdue property taxes. according to the report the most at risk include elderly and poor homeowners, also those
to texas. pop-up showers from minneapolis, des moines, chicago. thunderstorms from albuquerque and cheyenne. >> 101 in boise. 90s from billings to salt lake city. 80s across the midwest and northeast. >>> in other news this morning, computer users could be dealing with a monday morning meltdown. this is doomsday for a virus that's been lurking for months. more than 50,000 compute ners this country and more around the world could be disrupted around the world. the fbi set up a safety net to protect computers. the backup system ran out today. >>> six u.s. service members have been killed by a road side bomb in afghanistan. an american tank ran over a bomb last night. and afghan president hamid karzai is in tokyo. a group of donees is offering $16 billion in development aid to his country. in return for the aid, afghanistan vowed to improve things and fight violence. >>> they're counting the ballots in libya. final results will not be in for a few days. partial results give the edge to a western-leaning liberal alliance. if that holds, it would buck the trend where arab spring movements led to
. >>> it will be a slick ride in the south from the carolinas to east texas. wet roads in the four corners. late-day rain will drench highways across much of the northeast. >>> airport delays possible later on in detroit and chicago. >>> victims of the movie theater shooting were remembered at a vigil last night. the mayor said, while our hearts are broken, our community is not. >> with more, here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: there are so many faces, so many stories. the oldest, gordon cowden. he took his two teens with him that night. they escaped. youngest victim, 6 years old, veronica moser-sullivan. her mother, shot in the neck, clings to life. >> she was such a wonderful little girl. so sad she had to have life taken away from her so early. >> jon blunk threw his girlfriend on the floor. matt mcquinn jumped on his girl and took the bullet instead. alex teves just finished school. a.j. boik dreamed of being an art teacher. alex sullivan turned 27 on friday. posted on facebook, going to be the best birthday ever. micayla medek was there, too. rebecca wingo was a mother of two. jesse krild resz d
. the chances of texas seeing another drought. colorado seeing another epic year of wildfires. all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: it is also getting hotter at sea. in 2011, the second smallest area of ice on record. and over the last century sea levels have risen by 10 inches. at this pace by 2050, parts of cities like miami and new or leans will be underwater. and forecasters say the is possible the heat wave we just had is just the first one of the summer. there its another mass of warm air out west ready to roll this way. rob and sunny. >> sobering news, thank you, scott. >>> the intense summer heat is taking a toll on fish from the midwest down to the south. thousand of trout, carp and other fish have died as the hot weather heats up ponds and lakes and fish hatcheries like this one in north carolina. hatchery workers are scrambling to keep the water code. there is not much they can do. when temperatures get this high. >> terrible. >> unbelievable. that map is telling, miami, new orleans, cities parts of which are under sea level, sea levels keep rising it
back into the east right now. i'm also tracking rain across texas. i'll have more on that coming up in the next half hour. >> i noticed it was 93 in orlando today. >> yes. >> you'll be happy to be in new york. >> a little cooler here. >> thanks, brian. appreciate it. >>> at a time when so many people are looking for work, we've found an employer so desperate to fill jobs, he's offering an amazing perk. >> this is such an incredible story. it's not just a paid vacation. the company gives you cash money you can use to go anywhere you want. but as clayton sandell explains, there is a catch. >> reporter: at a time when more companies seem to be dumping workers, bart can't find enough. >> we're a competitor for the top talent. >> reporter: to recruit and keep happy programmers turning out lines of code. the flip-flop-wearing founder and ceo of this denver internet start-up is now offering what he calls paid paid vacation. >> $7,500, before taxes. >> reporter: you heard right. every employee gets 7,500 bucks every year for a dream vacation to anywhere. but the guy who may be the best boss
. smaller cities like fort worth taxest -- texas they saw the highest. the rent is going up. >>> and the 4th of july may be independence day but it's the biggest day for barbecue. you paid $59.14 for groceries. that's down $2 from last year. >>> cookouts, pool parties and fireworks, a great time to hang out. it's also important to be safe. what you need to know to stay safe. that's tonight on abc2 news at 6 which starts right now. >>> the trial has been set for the man accused of killing her son and loafing the scene of the crime. matthew cheswick's mom talks. >>> triple digits for the next three or more days. there's more than 75,000 still without power. now they're coping, five days in the dark. >> the man police say killed her son is set for trial in december. is celia roe hopes diogo facchini pleads guilty. the trial will be torture for her family. if she had a chance to face facchini in the eye, she would say something that many couldn't. >> reporter: it's been 37 days since matthew cheswick's death but in that short time his mother has doesn
to two stars. sherman hensley passed away at his home in texas. no word on a cause of death. >>> fans of the series medical center are remembering chad everett. he died tuesday he was 75. >>> 6:40. two shootings in california. and they have sparked a lot of violence by the way of protest. this is outside of city hall as members voted to ask the u.s. attorney to investigate. demonstrators who did not attend the meeting took to the streets tossing rocks and bottles and setting trash cans on fire. >>> and how an actor and a silver lining for a dark cloud over parts of colorado. >>> what is going on. a congressman gets to the bottom of a drug shortage problem. >>> and an apartment complex in pg county nothing but charred remains. people trying to get on with their lives e we have sunshine, low humidity. and baseball weather. that's after the break. >>> back now to the breaking news. authorities that cal ripkins mother has been found safe. she has been located and is being interviewed. this is a picture of the 75- year-old. her vehicle was seen of essex after 8:00 last night. she has been
. this is in dallas texas. as a result two people had to go to the hospital, the driver on paid leave, that crash is under investigation. people driving around york road can expect more congestion today, that water main that broke on wednesday was fix and had broke on thursday and was fixed again. southbound lane will be closed until the road is repaired, and repaving is complete. >>> starting tomorrow going through the weekend, the african-american festival we were going it talk about earlier in the show, let's talk about it now, one of the big issues this morning and all weekend long is going to be the sherrie johnson live this morning for information you need to know not only about the festival but the heat. >> reporter: we are live here at the stadium, this weekend the african-american festival kicks off and starts tomorrow at noon. this morning i have shaloda with gray bow media. good morning, this is so exciting, the 35th year for this festival, its changed names but still a wonderful event, over 5000 people attend this event yearly, one of the biggest festivals on the east coast clearly. t
grounds for the republican party. >>> and president obama will be in san anton heo, texas, -- san antonio texas delivering remarks and then traveling to austin for a second fun raise>>> 10,000 firefighters will be in our city for the annual firehouse expo. event organizers will light up downtown landmarks in red and it's in honor of firefighters' service. it runs through saturday. >>> 5:48 and ray rice is happy to be called a raven and will be for the next five years. the team will pay him 40 million for his work making him the third highest paid nfl running back. 25 million of that is guaranteed after he signed the contract yesterday he went home and celebrated with his family and so did fans. >> i think they got it done in time. flacco is next and then reid and things are falling into place. we will be good. >> flacco is next all of this came yesterday as season ticket holders received tickets in the mail. and spending of the ravens, forbes.com ranks the franchise as the 18th move the valuable sports franchise in the world. they are valued at more than a billion dollars. the report show
is tracking it all, beginning with abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: dangerous storms in texas today made a deadly strike. at a houston soccer game, spectators taking shelter under this tree were hit by lightning. two people were killed. a third, sent to the hospital. storm clouds are soaking parts of texas, arizona and washington state. flooding roads, leaving home owners with a soggy mess. >> when we woke up at 1:00, came out here, the water was already up here, we had exactly one hour to get everything up. >> reporter: from too much water to not enough, where it is desperately needed. sunday brought no day of rest for an army of nearly 2,000 firefighters near sacramento, california. the 2200 acre fire is forcing evacuations, threatening nearly 200 homes. >> this is definitely one of the more remote fires and some of the steepest slopes that leave seen a fire burn in. >> reporter: tonight, there is red flag fire weather in five states and heat advisories across a huge swath, from south dakota to the great lakes. forecasters are warning people to drink plenty of water and watch out for s
are reported. >>> in texas, days of relentless rain turned streets into rivers. swamping more than 100 homes. two feet of rain triggered a once in a century flood. flood warnings remain in effect through tomorrow morning. and now, made in america. our report of those team usa uniforms made in china sparked outrage and now a major change in policy. the united states olympic committee said all future uniforms will be made in the usa. but why not change the u forms for this year's game. what about the flags? are they made in america? >> reporter: you saw team usa's opening ceremony uniforms. wow! and watched as we learned those classic american ralph lauren looks weren't exactly all american. >> china, china, china. >> reporter: our report set of widespread outrage. >> i think they should take all of the uniforms put them in a big pile and burn them. >> reporter: and now, and about face. the u.s. olympic committee changing their policy so that al future team usa uniforms are made in the usa. and designer ralph lauren has committed to producing those in the u.s. for the 2014 olympic games. some
rains in texas created an emergency for kids at summer camp. this morning we have details on the rescue. lynette. >> so we don't have rain across the area right now. lots of clouds. but that could change. i will tell you when and why coming up. >> reporter: well, traffic is really starting to pick up on the west side of the beltway at liberty road. i am tracking the delays and we will show you the other main lines coming up on "good morning maryland. >> a live look at times square. let's head that way for the very latest in today's tech bites. >> reporter: in today's tech bites yahoo is recovering from a major security breach. 450,000 accounts were affected and some users passwords were stolen. yahoo is working to correct the problem. move over angry birds, amazing alex is the latest smart phone phenomenon. the game reached the number one spot on iphones paid app list in 8 hours. game based on the difficult 1992 brain teaser the incredible machine is available for apple and android devoices. and void uses who -- androidusers will have indoors maps for the popular venues. the floor plans
and texas. stormy in the southwest, from new mexico to colorado. >> heating up in the west. 90s in the rockies. and triple digits from sacramento to phoenix. 80s from the dakotas to the east coast. 90s around new orleans and dallas. >>> coming up after the break, who says there's no much thing as a free lunch? why this is a great week, in fact, to score some giveaways at a restaurant near you. >>> plus, the teenager terrorized by a giant alligator. why sacrificing his arm saved his life. >>> and a rout at the all-star game. lopsided results with some implications for october. >>> welcome back, everybody. there is some good news this morning about the job market. u.s. employers seem to be hiring. they posted 200,000 more jobs in may than the month before. that was the second-highest level, almost four years, in fact. 13 million people still unemployed, there's still 3 1/2 job seekers for every opening. >>> american airlines is now looking at potential mergers. reports say the bankrupt carrier is considering five other airlines, including u.s. airways, which has been courting amer
facility in fort worth texas. it's going to be for further examination. a march he left the cockpit and ranted incoherently about religion terrorist and september 11th attacks and the plane crashing. the flight in route to fr new york to las vegas made an emergency -- from new york to las vegas made an emergency landing in texas. >>> look at that traffic hazard. the helicopter crew spotted a stray dog in chicago running along the shoulder of the interstate. that's interstate 55. they followed it as it made its way to a neighborhood. they were trying to rescue it and the microchip shows he is registered to a puppy mill in iowa. aside from dehydration, exhaustion, the dog is in excellent health and will be be looking for a good home -- will be look for a good home. >> fireworks is a big part of the july 4th celebration but you have to be be careful. >> coming, we have a live demonstration that's going to be so fun. how to keep the family safe with an amateur display. >> you said you wanted to see a watermelon blown up. >> i do. >> there you go. having the light out as a inconvenience
a huge mess. we're going to head down to texas for a look at some of the flooding down there. lynette? >> all right, charlie yes showers and storms to the south of us. but we are dry. we need some much-needed rain. when that happens coming up. >> thank you lynette. well traffic is just starting to peck up here on the west side of the beltway at old court road and a new accident on the jfx. >> a live look this morning at times square. trust us it really is there. that's not the traditional shot. to new york there for the latest in techbytes. >> reporter: in today's techbytes, the first under $30,000 all electric vehicle goes on sale in the u.s.. the 2012 mitsubishi car has rear wheel drive, speed sensitive steering and gets about 126 miles a gallon. >>> a sign of the times on the sidewalks of the big apple. the city now has a plan to start turning some old pay phone booths into wi-fi hot spots. the wi-fi will be available around the clock for free. >>> the new pitted head sunglasses can turn anyone into an amateur spy. the glasses conceal a hidden microphone and hd camera allowing wear
-pilot landed the plane in lubbock, texas. >> he started to curse at me and started to say you better pray, iraq, and iran. i so say, you know, you know what i'm going to show you what iraq and iran is. >> reporter: but captain osbon beat charges of interfering with a flight crew and today court transcripts obtained by abc news reveal the key testimony that freed him. a psychologist testified that all this was caused by a "brief psychotic disorder" caused by "sleep deprivation." there was no trial, the u.s. attorney's office did not dispute the diagnosis and the captain was found not guilty by reason of insanity by the judge and sent to a mental health facility in ft. worth, texas, for more treatment and perhaps some sleep. >> it is possible for sleep deprivation, especially in combination with jet lag to cause psychosis, but usually it's in those people who have ail preexisting diagnosis of psychiatrist disorder. >> reporter: the abc news investigative report unit has reported on pilot fatigue. pilots sleeping in crash pads or bedding down inside crew lounges at airports in philadelphia and new
. >>> crews are trying to determine what caused this big fire in houston, texas. dozens of boats, campers and rvs went up in flames after a storage unit caught fire. firefighters say there was a huge explosion and flames shot into the night sky. a lack of fire hydrants near the scene made it impossible for crews to contain those flames. firefighters had to haul water to the scene, causing a number of delays. however, no injuries were reported. >>> a brazen criminal was stealing american flags right from the graves in hudson, new york at a cemetery there. at first police assumed it may be kids, they maybe the ones to plame, but they decided to mount cameras in trees to find out. so guess what, they caught the suspect redhanded and it turns out it was a woodchuck. the evidence continued to mount, once again, as they began investigating the woodchuck's home. >> we did deploy a pole camera into one of the holes and found remnants of the flags going down into the hole. >> they're very destructive creatures. >> yeah they are thieves too. next year caregivers at the cemetery plan to post the fla
destroyed. >>> in texas, lightning strikes killed two men near a soccer field. the victims were among a group playing sock where a storm came up. they took shelter under a tree. one of the men was killed immediately. he was found with a large hole in his heel where that lightning struck. >> then i heard what sounded like a bomb go off. i looked to my left. and i could see the lightning strike hit the top of the tree, go all the way down to this person on the ground. >> there was three of them. one of them, he was breathing. then two of them stopped breathing. but one, they got to him. they got him alive. on was killed by aago another lightning bolt. 13 people have died in the u.s. this year from lightning strikes. >>> the drought gripping much of the nation's farmland means less food for those who need it most. food banks are running short of local fresh produce. private and commercial gardeners usually donate their extra crops but not this year. >> a lot of those farmers who would like to be able to do that just don't have the extra product. they either don't have from it the get-go
. >>> now, to texas, where a middle school principal is accused of using her daughter to plant a camera inside a girl's locker room. abc's ryan owens has that story for us. >> reporter: a hidden camera planted in the girls' locker room at this texas high school. and set to record during halftime at a basketball game. prosecutors allege, wendy long, a mom, principal and former school board member, did it not to see anyone changing. but to capture how her daughter's new coach talked to the team because her girls campaigned he yelled too much. >> the intent was to invade the other person's privacy. >> reporter: what's more, prosecutors claim she had her 17-year-old daughter sneak the camera into the locker room and hide it. the grand jury did not indict her daughter. and the authorities say the cameras didn't record anything inappropriate. still, long was arrested and if convicted could face a $25,000 fine or even 20 years in prison. her attorney tells abc news, she is surprised and disappointed by the charges. and maintains, no laws were broken. that's not how this mom sees it. her daught
around the ohio valley. upper midwest and dakotas. thunderstorms in the southwest. showers from texas to florida. >>> 90s for miami up to beantown and across the plains. 80s from billings to detroit. 70s in seattle. >>> a great spot to get some relief from the scorching summer temperatures is a greenland glacier. of course. right? that's what i would think of. >> of course, naturally. beware now, tourists getting a close-up look. yeah, suddenly in the path of a raging ball of water when this glacier collapsed. putting his pedal to the metal and high tailing out of the way. >> got to get the oars out and start rowing. good thing. that iceberg was twice the size of manhattan, for those of you that don't know the size of manhattan or think the world revolves around manhattan, it is a large island. >> what about that midwest bias coming out in that ad-lib. >> just because i live in new york doesn't mean i think the world revolves around new york. >> that is a healthy attitude. >> now back to my dress. that will be the commercial break. >> yeah. coming up. fond remembrances of a trail blaz
starts in southwest texas, storms caused flooding problems. high waters stranded cars and drivers, one man stood on the roof of his car to stay drive after getting stuck. the storms caused thousands in the area to lose power and relief is not expected soon. the national weather service is forecasting more rain over the next couple of days. >>> what was supposed to be a fun peaceful evening turned violent in los angeles. during the art walk event, protesters clashed with police , the protesters chalked the street that was in defiance of a police order not too but things became violent when the demonstrators began throwing cans n?ms:eátááhbottles. >> i was just here for art walk. i walked towards the group of people and i saw the police and turned around because i don't want to get in trouble. >> 20 people were arrested. >>> the fallout continues from the report in to a massive cover up at penn state university. how some believe the sex abuse scandal will taint coach joe paterno's legacy. >>> forget made in the u.s.a., at least when it comes to the uniforms our olympians are supposed
for mustard, helping to heal your sunburn. @ >>> new tonight, a texas high school principal is charged with using her daughter to plant a camera inside a girl's locker room, not to record the girl's changing but to record the girl's basketball speech during a halftime speech. the principal got complaints that she yelled too much. she maintains no laws were broken. her daughter was in the locker room while the camera was rolling. >> i don't understand why somebody would go to such lengths to break a law to get something to go the way they wanted it to go. >> the principal could arrested and could go to prison for 20 years. >>> a lifeguard saved a man and then lost his job because help went out of his zone. it happened on a south florida beach. let me break it into legalese. it forbids guards from a privately run company to leave the station to help a swimmer in disstraes out of their jurisdiction, liability issues. >> i made my decision of taking the guy over the guard. >> tommy's fellow guards are leaving in disgust. tommy was offered the job back but said no. >>> let's go to our faceb
of dogs had been seized in a pit bull sanctuary in texas. now rescuers say the dogs were living in filth. they were living in cramped tight cages, some were actually laying in their own waste. authorities say that they were alerted to the situation by a former employee of the sanctuary. the dogs are being treated and evaluated by vets. >>> all right, how far would you go to avoid jail time? in indiana it was one faking his own death. wade mers berger left a fake suicide note on a bridge railing last month but instead of going down below he actually started posting on youtube. he was tracked down on tuesday night. he came up with the man after finding out he would have to go back to prison for voting his parole. -- violating his parole. >>> all themed was a roof of -- they wanted was a roof over their heads. >> preston mitch um caught up with a baltimore family who has the community to thank for making their dreams come true. >> reporter: a heartfelt reunion -- >> i treat my students at school like they are my own kids. >> reporter: back in june, abc2 news brought you the story of darlene
south as well, right through wednesday, we like that, the big storms burglaring, east texas through new orleans, a real tough travel in the airports tonight. >>> tomorrow, your 2-degree guarantee, just 86 degrees, seasonallable, even a little cooler than average, we like it that way. tomorrow night down to 67, partly cloudy, maybe an isolated storm, here is your 7- day forecast as the numbers remain in the upper 70s and 80s, the bottom line is we probably don't get back to 90 or some intense heat until sunday into next week with luck that looks to be a shorter lived heat event and it probably will heat up again the week after this. >> 80 is good. >> we like the 80s this week, it's a good week to go on vacation. >>> and 2012 news tonight, after ending bush era tax cut two years ago, president obama is making his message clear today when he called for an extension on tax cuts, again, this time only for the middle class, tory dunning is live in washington with what the candidates have to say about the taxes. >> reporter: this is a battle of the middle class, and an issue president obama sa
. thunderstorms from the texas gulf coast to florida and up to philly. monsoon storms in the rockies. it will be heating up in the plains. >> 90s across the rockies, plains, and southeast. 106 in phoenix. and 78 in seattle. >>> and coming up next after the break, the snack food competition that could have you eating caviar. how to win a million bucks. >>> and the post office delivering a new batch of bad news on the brink of a new default. >>> hands off the hoff. the thieves who can't get enough of, believe it or not, david hasselhoff. he's going like hotcakes. >>> welcome back, everyone. wall street will try to build on its two-day rally. overseas markets are higher following the u.s. lead. investors are encouraged by solid earnings at key companies, including intel and honeywell. the s and p 500 is up. >>> the post office owes $5.5 billion to a retirees health plan. if congress doesn't take angst, it will miss the payment. >>> major fast food chain is ruffling feathers this morning. the president of chick-fil-a says he and his company are anti-ga mirnlg and are planning to stay tha
this morning, surging floodwaters are a huge problem in the state of texas, where about 20 children attending a houston-area sports day camp got trapped inside a building. the water level rose to at least waist-high until three boats came to rescue the stranded kids, instructors and parents, as well. >>> it is time, now, for the weather across the country. you can expect severe storms over the great lakes and the dakotas. heavy hammering by hail and gusty wind. heavy downpours along the gulf coast. and rain showers in the midwest. >> sizzling summer temps in the high 90s around boise and billings. 103 in phoenix. everywhere else, mostly high 80s and low 90s. >> i don't care what the weather is like, it's the weekend. >> friday. >>> coming up, one industry where hiring is really flying high. >>> and one of the great flameouts of the internet age. wait until you hear what a once red-hot website has just sold for. >>> and later in "the pulse," "american idol" about to get another face-lift. who will be sitting in the judges' chairs now? >>> welcome back, everyone. the biggest home mortgage compa
to continue. >> a warmer planet means we have a great likelihood of being unlucky, so the chances of texas seeing another drought, colorado seeing another epic year of wildfire, all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: so does stress in the fields. drought has left a third of the corn crops in key states in poor or very poor condition, which means the cost of corn is going up, and the cost of food will follow. dairy products, beef, chicken all come from animals fed by corn. it's possible the heat wave we just had is just the first one of this summer. there's another mass of warm air ready to roll this way. >>> locally, farmers here at the farmers market have seen a bit of a mixed bag of effects on their crops. those farmers without a source of irrigation to their crops, the heat -- the severe heat can actually produce bigger and better produce. >> if you have proper irrigation and it's hot, everything is going to grow, so our beef this year, this week our -- last week they were huge. they were like jumbo-sized. everything seems to be coming on earlier than normal, because i
from texas to the carolinas and south into florida. expect drenching rain, flooding and of course, a whole lot of humidity. severe storms over the dakotas. but we're lucky out here in the northeast, with sunny and dry conditions, for now, though. >> for now. sweltering triple-digit temps in phoenix and boise. just slightly cooler, mid to high 90s in sacramento, salt lake city and billings. most other spots around the nation can plan on mid to high 80s. good to see lower temps after the last two weeks or so. >>> well, coming up, is the fed ready to take new action to kick-start the economy. >>> and on top of that, a steel-plated new car guarantee. a full refund, your money back no questions asked. >> like that. >>> and the woman who got more than she bargained for when she went fishing, snagging herself a shark. >>> welcome back, everybody. there's a growing consensus among top economists that ben bernanke and the fed will step in to help the limping economy. almost half of the experts by "the wall street journal," say the federal reserve will take action because the economy appear
. he is going to be at a federal mental health facility in fort worth texas and further examination. he's expected another hearing sometime in august. -- expected to have another hearing sometime in august. >>> if you look closely you can see a dog on the cliff in oregon. it took rescuers several hours to get daisy to safety. crews tried to lower a trap containing food to get her out but that didn't work. they climbed down the mountain and rescued her. the owner says she disappeared about a week ago and it's unclear how daisy ended up on the cliff. >>> while you might be stock up on 4th of july celebration items, there are stores stocking up on something else. >> they are hearing the sounds of school bells, school bells and it's july 4th. we have the story. >> reporter: pools, picnics and pyrotechnicians have place at the summer table. >> i didn't come here for back to school supplies. >> reporter: but summer make room for sales of back to school bags, books and bics bombarding customers in this target in lehigh county noid july 4th. my good-- >> it's only july 4th they are rushing it.
. golfers including those from texas and florida said they won't carry out the key parts of the affordable care act. you've heard of it as obama care. they won't expand medicaid or exchange a state insurance exchange. >>> four men are accused in the death of u.s. patrol agent, they are offing a $1 million bounty per person. this is part of the operation known as fast and furious. the men are accused of killing terry, our government may have put the guns that killed terry in their hands. >> terry was truly an agent's agent, we will not rest until the individuals are brought to justice. >> two assault rifles recovered were traced to the atf operation fast and furious. it allowed low level gun runners to buy weapons in arizona and smug it will weapons in to mexico in hopes the tracking could lead u.s. officials to cartel leaders. >>> penn state university alumni and boosters have something to smile about. they brought in $10 million in donations in the last school year. the second highest amount in the history. it was thrust in to the national spotlight amid the investigation in to sandusky.
in the midwest. 90s in the rockies 37 triple digits in texas. >>> coming up negs after the break, a bad weekend for one ceo who just lost $150 million. >> that one is going to hurt a little bit. >> whoo! >> but good news for travelers. air fares on the verge of a dip. >>> and fear not all you "modern family" fans out there, the feud is over. the cast is getting a very healthy raise. >>> welcome back, everybody. it's a homecoming of sorts for the stock market today. for the first time in almost three months, the dow jones industrial average opening above 13,000. it gained 188 points on friday because of enkourning news from europe and a government report showing the economy did not slow as much as had been feared. >>> a problem with the new 787 dreamliner jet. debris from an engine started a grass fire over the weekend. five of the planes have been grounded. boeg says it still has confidence in its new jet. >>> and watch for airfares to come down soon, at least for a little wile. travel website farecompare cease drop in prices. the demand this summer seems to be down a little. airlines are likel
long campout in our house. >> reporter: many are still relying on ice and water delivery. in texas they're chilling out in cooling centers. >> won't be out there all sweaty. >> reporter: out west the biggest concern continues to be wildfires. firefighters quickly put out this raging brushfire in palm dale north of los angeles. there's word the most destructive fire in colorado's history is finally contained. more than a dozen states are banning fireworks over fears of fires. zoos are taking extra precautions in these had the and dry conditions. >> went to see the lions earlier and they had gone back in. >> reporter: it appears everyone is trying to find a way this bet the heat -- to beat the heat. it is expected to continue through the week. reporting for abc2 news new york. >>> emily moses was riding the green line train when it lost power. the driver told passengers the rescue train had lost power, too. the temperatures were in the mid-90s and the terrain was uneven. she was concerned about the preeing -- pregnant women and elderly. >>> pools will operate on two-hour sessions. they wi
killed they people and sent two dozen others to the hospital. in texas three were struck while trying to take shelter under trees. one died at the scene, another at the hospital. the third expected to recover. in canada lightning hit a dining at the present time at a rib fest in ontario. 17 people were rushed to the hospital expected to survive. >> we heard people screaming. we saw people running. there was a number of people who had been hit by the after shock of it and went running past us. >> in georgia two men were hit while trying to shelter under trees, one of them a father of 9, he later died. >> get inside. i got to get the dogs in here, get in the interior room. it's picking up. a tornado touched down in virginia on saturday. burt rustle captioned this video of a twister. trees were uprooted and buildings damaged as well. on the website we have section called tornado alley. there is a look at precautions to take and severe weather and watch storm chasers live. head to abc2news.com and look under the weather tab. >>> now a check of out weather. in each of those three stories
remarks at the naacp national convention in houston texas focusing on voting rights. >>> and the key players including governor o'malley are meeting in northern virginia to assess the progress of the cleanup of the chesapeake bay. we expect an update on how they are doing in efforts to bring back the bay after years of neglect. >>> tomorrow the city public school c etch o will release the maryland school assessment results. we will have a briefing on student products. >>> o's limped into the all star break after an ologyly -- ugly trip to anaheim. angels put on a home run clinic beating them 6-0. it was the second consecutive game the orioles failed to score any runs. in fact they have in the crossed the plate in 22 innings. now as for the all star break and a chance for the o's to regroup and find magic they have lost. >>> after months of image collection nasa says it has two new images of mars' surface. >> the full circle combines 817 images takeen with panoramic camera. >> the image shows the terrain surrounding the rover while it was stationary for four months. they say the pictu
was bumper high. in texas lightning killed two spectators sitting under a tree at a soccer game. >> i heard what sounded like a bomb go off. it was like sparks and fire. >> reporter: near phoenix, a summertime dust storm called a haboob. >> look at this massive haboob coming our way. >> now storms in the middle of the country after this fourth heat wave passes. today there are red flag fire warnings and heat advisories spanning the met. 13 states are and some kind of alert. over the next three days the oven like conditions will move east affecting washington, d.c. type above the. the-- to boston. reporting live in new york, scott goldsburg. >> starting to sound like a broken record. >>> 50 people are homeless tonight after sunday morning's early morning fire. two apartment billings were seriously damaged. firefighters needed four hours to get it under control. they are still investigating the cause tonight. >>> baltimore county volunteer fire companies are warning about a telemarketer scam. apparently telemarketers are calling people saying they're with the baltimore county firefighters as
canada, florida, michigan, tennessee, texas, all over. >> in the coming days, martin o'malley said get this down and get it done quickly. in those days where someone may not have power, what do k they do? >> if you haven't reported your outage, call us at 877-778- 2222, exercise caution around public safety concerns, such as downed power lines, give us a call. because there is extreme heat, make sure you and your family are staying hydrated and close your blinds and curtains. we have a list of the cooling stations throughout maryland for customers to access. >> thank you for joining us. we will have links at our website as well, abc2news.com. a few minutes before 7:00, we continue with your news to go in a bit. continuing our storm coverage of what going on, meagan is live. linda so is keeping you up to date. sherrie johnson is taking care of the code red facilities. that's coming up when we continue on good morning maryland. dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% c
temperature. you can pull the town up with the weather app. >> army of lineman coming from canada, texas, florida, louisiana all trying to get the power back. an army just want one guy. >> reporter: today the governor said 800 more crews headed to our area from other parts of the country. that will bring the crews working, up to hurricane irene, one said that it's not good enough. >> >> its been hacked. its been dangerously hot. >> reporter: that's outside. inside. >> this is suffocating. >> no lights, no air conditioning, no fan, no power at all. she can't remember how many times she has called. >> same script thing, we are going to get you when we get to you. . >> reporter: and they may not until the end of this week. it's's not just angela, the neighborhood is out. >> we haven't seen a utility truck yet. >> reporter: at a news conference the governor repeated this message five times, that the unexpected nature and power of the storm is to blame. we will show three. >> we suffered a hurricane impact without the three to four days of hurricane warning. >> it was a hurricane punch
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